Elizabeth Banks will make her feature directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to Universal and Gold Circle’s hit 2012 musical comedy.
Banks, who also co-starred in and produced the original, is returning in the same capacity to the sequel.
Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson, who also starred in the original, are likely to return, according to insiders.
"Elizabeth originated the idea for Pitch Perfect and was instrumental in making the first film such a huge success,” said Universal Pictures chairman Donna Langley. “She brings an enormous amount of energy and experience to everything she works on and we’re thrilled that she is making her feature directorial debut on Pitch Perfect 2.”
Kay Cannon, who wrote Perfect, is writing Perfect 2.